The definition of a namesake is a person named after someone.
An example of a namesake is a son given the exact same name as his father.
a person with the same name as another, esp. if named after the other
Origin of namesakeearlier name's sake
One that is named after another.
Origin of namesakeFrom the phrase for the name's sake.
- One who is named after another or for whom another is named.
- A person with the same name as another.
- A ship or a building that is named after someone or something